(a)   Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. 

(b)   General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.

(C.O. No. 3, Sec. 2; K.S.A. Supp. 25-2111; L. 2015, ch. 88; C.O. No. 2016-1; Code 2017)

The terms of officers elected shall commence on the second Monday in January following certification of the election, and the elected officers shall qualify by taking the oath or affirmation of office to be filed with the city clerk.

(K.S.A. 25-2120; Code 2007; C.O. No. 2016-1; Code 2017)

In accordance with K.S.A. 25–205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law. The nomination petition must be signed by 50 of the qualified electors of the City of Douglass.

(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; C.O. No. 2016-1; Code 2017)